Ken Varejes bids farewell to Primedia Unlimited

15:00 PM (8 Hours ago) People on the Move
After founding the Primedia Unlimited business 11 years ago, Ken Varejes is bidding farewell to the company on Monday, 31 August as he plans his next move in the marketing and advertising industry. 

Red Square showstopper

14:46 PM (8 Hours ago) Marketing News

Red Square has rolled out new concept stores throughout the country and have opened the doors of the Rosebank, Johannesburg store.

BBDO SA joins SHOUT to launch new track aimed at raising funds for libraries

14:24 PM (8 Hours ago) Publicity News
BBDO South Africa CCO and MAL Foundation founder Mike Schalit stood proudly today alongside SHOUT founders and SA celebrities Kabelo and Danny K.  

Sunday Times names its top brands

14:18 PM (9 Hours ago) Awards

The 17th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards took place on Wednesday 26, August 2015 in Sandton. The awards are held in honour of brands rated by users and non-users in the Business and Consumer sector. 

Inova Pharma and TLC show that bones matter for life

14:15 PM (9 Hours ago) Advertising News
Inova Pharma is promoting its B-Cal-DM calcium supplement with Vitamin D and Magnesium, through Primedia Unlimited’s washroom advertising subsidiary TLC. 

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is coming to SA this December

13:55 PM (9 Hours ago) Entertainment
The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take centre stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros, Life Like Touring, and Airey Scott Entertainment, in association with Boomerang and DStv.

Eric Tollner rides and runs for CHOC

13:42 PM (9 Hours ago) Publicity News
Among the sights of the Knysna Marathon this year was a man sporting the fetching pink shorts of the Hout Bay Harriers running club. Little would the casual onlooker have suspected that Eric Tollner had cycled all the way from Cape Town to take part in the race.

Online media buying 101

13:18 PM (10 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Media buying, for Kirsty Sharman, who runs Webfluential, is “[an] opportunity to show a relevant message, to the right person, at the perfect time”. When it comes to media buying online, this truth becomes even more important. And brands need to consider it carefully. 

The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa wants unity

12:42 PM (10 Hours ago) Events
The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa is an association for the local exhibition and event industry. The focus of this long standing association has always been the growth and development of the exhibition and events industry within Southern Africa.

The Sefika Booksellers Awards celebrates local booksellers and publishers

12:42 PM (10 Hours ago) Awards
Members of the SA Booksellers Association and the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) gathered at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg on Wednesday, 26 August to applaud and be applauded. 

CAB Films welcomes Grant de Sousa to their roster

12:30 PM (10 Hours ago) People on the Move
Grant de Sousa is the latest director to join the CAB films roster, an exciting time for the CAB family as they prepare to launch their new brand identity and website. 

tvplus introduces a new look with its latest edition

12:15 PM (11 Hours ago) Media News
In the new issue, available from Friday 28 August, tvplus has spring-cleaned and given itself a hot new look. Now boasting an additional eight channels in the TV guides, taking the total up to 15 channels, tvplus has the most comprehensive and up-to-date TV guides of any publication in South Africa.

Buy discounted Carrol Boyes for charity

11:50 AM (11 Hours ago) CSI

For the second year, Carrol Boyes will run their Charity Open Day in Gauteng offering shoppers a chance to buy discounted products, with part of the funds raised going to three charities.

Celebrate with the Artscape Heritage Festival

11:15 AM (12 Hours ago) Events

Nigerian poet Ben Okri says: “We are stories that we tell ourselves.” The Artscape Theatre Centre will come alive with stories in August and September, in celebration of Heritage month. 

Explore Cape Town’s townships with The Big Issue

11:14 AM (12 Hours ago) Media News
In the next edition of The Big Issue, explore the people and animals in Cape Town's townships with GroundUp photographer Masixole Feni; find out more about myDunoon, a small organisation with big dreams; and  

Hamleys toy stores have officially arrived in South Africa

10:50 AM (12 Hours ago) Publicity News

This month The V&A Waterfront, celebrates the grand opening of United Kingdom-based toy giant Hamleys’ flagship store.

Business growth across Africa depends on relevant business action and communication

10:48 AM (12 Hours ago) Opinion
When looking to grow in African markets, many business owners have a vague understanding of how truly diverse and complex the continent really is. So says David Blyth, CEO at Yellowwood. 

An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish! returns to Montecasino from September

10:17 AM (13 Hours ago) Entertainment
As he prepares to turn 70 in sensational style this September, satirist extraordinaire Pieter-Dirk Uys is placing the power squarely in Johannesburg audiences’ hands. Now, if only the politicians he lampoons so mercilessly would follow suit ... 

Checkers to offset over 550 tons of carbon for Arbor Week

9:54 AM (13 Hours ago) CSI
In celebration of Arbor Week, whic takes place from Tuesday, 1 to Monday, 7 September, the Checkers supermarket chain will aim to plant over 1500 trees in schools and communities around the country, offsetting more than 553.5 tons of carbon. 

Delicious digital at Heavy Chef

9:09 AM (14 Hours ago) Marketing News
The Heavy Chefs whipped up a veritable feast for the Johannesburg digital geeks lucky enough to secure a seat on Wednesday, 26 August. Social media and search were on the menu, with Aidan Baigrie and Graeme Stiles serving bite-sized bits of information. 

Entries are now open for the 2015 SA Hip Hop Awards

9:06 AM (14 Hours ago) Awards
The fourth annual South African Hip Hop Awards 2015, will celebrate great achievements within the local hip hop culture. The theme this year is African By Nature and the closing date for submissions is Tuesday, 15 September 2015. 

ProActive partners with Shoprite to launch new activations platform

8:37 AM (14 Hours ago) Advertising News
ProActive™, a division of leading out of home media company Provantage Media Group, has partnered with Shoprite to bring advertisers a new activations platform called Iyadlisa. 

Casual Day ambassadors to be honoured at the Tributes Excellence Awards

8:11 AM (15 Hours ago) Publicity News
Four Casual Day ambassadors will be honoured at the upcoming Tributes Excellence Awards, which honours women with disabilities. 

Want to land a record deal?

15:19 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Most people dream about signing a record deal. If Hollywood is anything to go by, getting picked up by a record label means being showered in cash, loads of free publicity and plenty of time and resources to make music.

Lee Curtis and the future of OOH

14:47 PM (Yesterday) Interviews
Lee Curtis was recently appointed as the new GM for Posterscope South Africa, a division of Dentsu Aegis Network. Media Update recently caught up with him to talk about his expectations, his views on the local OOH industry and his future plans for Posterscope.

Mvezo school children show support for SA’s first Ronald McDonald House

14:26 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Children at the official opening of Makgatho Lewanika Mandela Primary School in Mvezo showed their support for Ronald McDonald House of Charities (RMHC) by wearing their Ronald McDonald striped socks. 

The E-Tourism Africa Summit returns

14:21 PM (Yesterday) Events

The E-Tourism Africa Summit is back. Now in its eighth year, it remains the most popular event in Africa for the travel trade to learn how best to use new technology and social media to market travel businesses. 

OLX partners with Top Billing’s Aidan Bennetts in home makeover competition

13:19 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Leading online classifieds OLX has partnered with Top Billing’s Aidan Bennetts in a competition where three people will win a home makeover to the combined value of R80 000. 

Making Mandela to make its Johannesburg debut this September

13:06 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square is proud to present another unique and innovative production by Jenine Collocott, acclaimed member of the team that created The Snow Goose. The new production, Making Mandela is the story of what influenced the rural boy to become the global legend.

Consol raises funds for the Rhino Action Group Effort

12:38 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Consol has donated R30 000 to RAGE - the Rhino Action Group Effort – a LeadSA initiative helping fight rhino poaching in South Africa. In 2014 alone, 1215 Rhinos were lost to poaching; a scourge that if left unchecked will wipe out the rhino population. 

The humble text message is perfectly designed for mobile marketing

12:18 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Mobile technology continues to find great acceptance in South Africa with the country now an impressive number six in the world when it comes to adoption of the mobile web. So says Mike Laws, chief marketing officer at InTarget. 

Adverts are better on the big screen

12:18 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Tshireletso Yvonne Diogo, marketing manager Cinemark, shares her views on the status of advertising and cinema in South Africa after attending the Future of Media conference. She believes there's no better place to advertise than on the big screen.

The minds behind the long-awaited CliffCentral app

10:34 AM (Yesterday) Interviews
On Tuesday, 1 September the official CliffCentral mobile application will be live and available for download. The highly anticipated app is the love child of World Wide Creative and the CliffCentral team.

10 steps to the perfect social media post

10:28 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
For many companies social media is currently at the forefront of their current plans, but using social media for business can be tricky. So says Gavin Coetzee, digital researcher for amaSocial.

The ‘Women in tech’ conversation needs to focus on ‘diversity’

10:01 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
“It’s time for women in tech to co-opt male champions in order to grow a more balanced representation in this space,” says Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife, organisers of the annual Wired Women Conference

Women in the arts to be honored at the Mbokodo Awards

9:54 AM (Yesterday) Awards

The shortlist for the Mbokodo Awards 2015, a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture and Carol Bouwer Productions, has been released.

Pressure Cooker Studios’ work wins them a Craft at Loeries 2015

9:49 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Pressure Cooker Studios, a Cape Town-based music and sound design studio for film and television, has been awarded a Craft for Original Music and Sound Design for their work on Sanlam Private Investments ‘Genius’ campaign at the 2015 Loerie Awards

A South African perspective on the PAMRO and All Africa Media Research Conference

8:51 AM (Yesterday) Interviews

The African and international media research industry have gathered in Dar es Salam for the PAMRO and All Africa Media Research Conference to discuss the world’s interactions with varying forms of media.

Spring clean your life with Beyond the Dress

8:45 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
With Spring just around the corner it’s not only the perfect time to start packing away your winter woollies and getting ready to feel sunshine on your skin again, but the perfect season to start afresh, simplify your life and celebrate a brand new you. 

The Voice’s Blaze Johnson to open The International ARTS Talent Showcase in Johannesburg

7:52 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
As final preparations for The International ARTS Talent Showcase is underway, organisers have confirmed the talented Blaze Johnson as the official opening act for the showcase, alongside usual suspect Nate Butler, A&R of America’s Got Talent. 

Quirk’s Graeme Stiles to replace David Gibbons at the next Heavy Chef event

7:33 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The Heavy Chef event on Wednesday, 26 August will focus on what lies ahead for search and social as central elements of the digital marketing mix. Initially David Gibbons was set to present on search but unfortunately he is no longer able to attend the event. 

Facebook’s Moments is a private way to share with friends

7:21 AM (Yesterday) Social Media News
With a phone at everyone’s fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends. It’s hard to get the photos your friends have taken of you, and everyone always insists on taking that same group shot with multiple phones to ensure they get a copy. 

Performing Arts scholarships to be delivered soon

16:10 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

Six young performers are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of being one of three successful students to be awarded a Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships and their share of R315 000.

Get a cut of Daddy’s Deals

15:38 PM (2 Days ago) Advertising News

Daddy’s Deals says in the cutthroat world of marketing, innovation is key to maintaining a competitive edge. In the world of brand building, ensuring your brand is exposed to a targeted audience, in the right volumes, is key to ensuring the best possible return on investment.

SPARK Media drives online campaign for ASICS World Cup apparel

15:37 PM (2 Days ago) Advertising News
SPARK Media, Caxton’s newest sales powerhouse and the resulting fusion between NAB and Habari Media, has completed an online branded content campaign for ASICS to launch the Springboks’ newest World Cup apparel.

All4Women breaks their own record

15:20 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

In July, website All4Women,  reached new heights as it broke the seven million page view benchmark.

A musical treat for Hilton Arts Festival-goers

15:03 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Music lovers have a treat in store for them at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, as Marriott Asset Management will once again host two free concerts: The Best of SA Jazz and Violin Favourites on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 September respectively.

DigiCash named PwC Vision Reality Awards Programme finalist

14:51 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
Leading South African electronic payments solutions company DigiCash has been named as a finalist in the coveted 2015 PwC Vision to Reality Awards Programme.

Nate releases debut single, Living That Life

14:38 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
There’s a new hip hop kid on the block and he goes by the name of Nate. Nate has just released his official debut single featuring MSA called, Living That Life.

Facebook adds a 'Donate Now' call-to-action for non-profit Pages

14:28 PM (2 Days ago) Social Media News
Facebook has introduced the option for non-profits to add a 'Donate Now' call-to-action to their Page posts and link ads, making it easier than ever for non-profit Page owners to connect with people who care about their cause.
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